Rebecca M. Davis is a theater actor, emcee, and hilarious person.
Rebecca M. Davis is a theater actor, emcee, and hilarious person. Courtesy of Rebecca M. Davis

Good morning. It's Wednesday, April 15, and some of us keep thinking about the time Nancy Guppy sang in one of these morning messages.

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The performer and emcee Rebecca M. Davis keeps thinking about it. "I'm following in the footsteps of the Reverend Sister Nancy Guppy," Rebecca says, as she sings some '80s TV theme songs.

"I have about two and a half closets full of clothes that are just not getting exercised, so I took this one out today to share with all of you," Rebecca also mentions, about what she's wearing in her video, a black and purple full-length crushed velveteen jacket. "Actually, it's floor-length, so it's a robe..."

Rebecca is a Northwest native who’s been performing in Seattle for years. She got her start in the Seattle fringe theater scene in the '90s with a bunch of companies that no longer exist, like Alice B, NW Asian American Theatre, Open Circle, and The Group.

Rebecca as Madame Thenardier in Balagan Theatres Les Miserables.
Rebecca as Madame Thenardier in Balagan Theatre's Les Miserables. Photo by Danielle Barnum

She’s a founding member of The Stay Up Late Show (a talk show/cabaret/production company), and she has worked with a lot of great theaters.

Rebecca hosting at Emerald City Comicon. They opened with a tribute to Hamilton, thus the mini-tricornered hat.
Rebecca hosting at Emerald City Comicon and doing a tribute to Hamilton, thus the mini-tricornered hat. Photo by Heather L Schoefner/Jojo Stiletto Productions

Notable roles of late include Touchstone in As You Like It for Seattle Shakespeare Company, Duchess of Berwick in Lady Windermere’s Fan at Taproot, Agatha Christie in Vanishing Point at Seattle Public Theatre, and Sid in the West Coast premiere of “Girl You Know It’s True” for The Stay Up Late Show. In addition, she spent three years as a cast member of Homo For the Holidays/Jingle All The Gay.

My homage to Janelle Monae, Rebecca says about this pic, a selfie taken while she was in costume for As You Like It at Seattle Shakes.
"My homage to Janelle Monae," Rebecca says about this pic, a selfie taken while she was in costume for As You Like It at Seattle Shakes. Photo by Rebecca M. Davis

In her emcee life, Rebecca hosts a lot of nerdlesque shows (Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings) and for four years hosted the Guardians of the Sexy at Emerald City Comicon.

Bonus! The full selfie that is at the top of the post, with my personal slogan on t-shirt, Rebecca says. I ride the bus through Amazon country, and am always amazed at the number of people who dont know that the seat next to them is NOT for their bag.
That's "my personal slogan" on the t-shirt, Rebecca says. "I ride the bus through Amazon country, and am always amazed at the number of people who don't know that the seat next to them is NOT for their bag." Photo by Rebecca M. Davis

Thank you for sharing your exuberant, irrepressible spirit with us today, Rebecca.

We're almost halfway through the week, everyone!

Good luck out there.


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Previously in this series:


Brandon ONeills message to the city on April 13.
Brandon O'Neill's message to the city on April 13.

Kate Wallichs message to the city on April 12.
Kate Wallich's message to the city on April 12.

Rebecca Browns message to the city on April 11.
Rebecca Brown's message to the city on April 11.

Lucien Postlewaites message to the city on April 10.
Lucien Postlewaite's message to the city on April 10.

Betty Wetters message to the city on April 9.
Betty Wetter's message to the city on April 9.

Amanda Morgans message to the city on April 8.
Amanda Morgan's message to the city on April 8.

Nancy Guppys message to the city on April 7.
Nancy Guppy's message to the city on April 7.

Jonathan Bisss message to the city on April 6.
Jonathan Biss's message to the city on April 6.

Chris Jeffriess message to the city on April 5.
Chris Jeffries's message to the city on April 5.

Lesley Hazletons message to the city on April 4.
Lesley Hazleton's message to the city on April 4.

John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.

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